Planting day at Royal Alexandra and Albert School, Redhill, Surrey
Friday 7th October 2016
Royal Alexandra and Albert School was visited by representatives of construction company RG Group to help the pupils and staff plant trees in the school grounds. The trees are all native British species such as Hazel, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Guelder Rose, Field Maple, Spindle and Oak, all grown in England from collected seed.
Royal Alexandra and Albert School is based in Gatton Park in Reigate. The 250 acres of historic landscape, which is the school's grounds, is managed by the Gatton Trust and is used extensively by the local community. The trees are being planted to help increase the biodiversity of the woodland and hedgerow habitats.
RG Group have teamed up with Carbon Footprint as part of their carbon management programme and with Tree Appeal, planting native broadleaf trees in schools. RG Group are sponsoring the planting of 200 trees at the school. This is just part of a programme to offset the carbon emissions of the Warwick Quadrant redevelopment, which will deliver a replacement Sainsbury’s store approximately three times bigger than the previous one, a new state of the art gym and a Travelodge hotel, as well as significant public realm improvements.